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China threatens to send warplanes over Taiwan in case of hypothetical Pompeo visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media has claimed Beijing would deploy warplanes over Taiwan if U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were to pay an 11th-hour visit to that country, in yet an...

Taiwan needs to double down on diplomacy

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Think-tanks are 10-a-penny these days. If you can back up one side of an argument with a think-tank policy paper, it won't take too long to find another that takes ...

China warns US will pay 'heavy price' for sending UN ambassador to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing said the U.S. will pay a "heavy price" for sending its UN ambassador to Taiwan and "interfering" in Hong Kong politics. In a statement on th...

Tsai credits Taiwan for virus wins, notes China's threats

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday hailed the island’s progress in containing the coronavirus pandemic and growing the economy while facing military threats from China. ...

29 Taiwanese nationals sentenced in China for telecoms fraud

A total of 29 Taiwanese nationals have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from four-and-a-half years to 14 years in China for telecoms fraud committed in Spain in 2016, a Chinese daily newspaper rep...

Taiwan's MOFA responds to Duterte's 'negotiation' tactic for COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to kick out U.S. troops if the archipelago country does not receive American-made COVID-19 vaccines, Ta...

Taiwan needs a strategy to counter China's grey-zone tactics

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Another week, another series of incursions by the Chinese navy and air force into Taiwanese territory. This week has seen eight Chinese military aircraft entering Ta...

Foreign policy summary report on Taiwan Strait affairs released

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report summarizing the major points and recommendations made by experts from the U.S., Taiwan, and China regarding tensions in the Taiwan Strait and current dynamics of ...

More than 60% of Taiwanese satisfied with President Tsai's performance: DPP Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 60 percent of Taiwanese are satisfied with President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) performance this year, according to a recent survey published by the Democratic P...

Number of Hongkongers seeking residency in Taiwan reaches record high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Hongkongers applying for residency in Taiwan this year has reached a record high, amounting to an exodus from the Beijing-controlled territory. From Janua...

Anti-China, anti-Taiwan feelings bad for cross-strait ties: panel

Participants in a cultural exchange program supported by the United States government expressed concerns Saturday (Dec. 20) over rising anti-China sentiment in both Taiwan and the U.S. and anti-Taiwan...

Taiwan's France envoy shares nation's COVID experience with French National Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The French National Assembly groups Agir ensemble (AE) and the Taiwan-France Friendship Group invited Taiwanese envoy to France Wu Chih-chung (吳志中) to participate in separ...

85% of citizens in Taiwan identify as Taiwanese, 8.7% as Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China continues to ramp up military pressure on Taiwan, the latest poll by Taiwan Thinktank (台灣智庫) found that 85 percent of respondents consider themselves Taiwanese, w...

Maintaining relationship with Taiwan of interest to Biden administration: former US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Noting that Beijing has become an unprecedented challenge for the U.S., Kurt Campbell, a former U.S. government official who has advised President-elect Joe Biden, said th...

Former Taiwan president urges US to help restore cross-strait dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Monday (Dec. 7) that he had recommended the Biden administration help resolve cross-strait disputes peacefully by restoring dialog...